Tag Archives: hip-hop

Tweet Of The Day – Russell Simmons

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Quote Of The Day – Wale

“One thing I stand for is hip hop music. And hip hop music knows no race, no color, no age, no gender, no sexual orientation — none of that. So, the most important thing about it is the music, and if it makes the people feel happy, that’s what we hear. I will say, sometimes in this business you get …

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J.R. – Will U Marry Me Boy?

Gay hip-hop/R&B from J.R., about whom I know nothing. But I think I recognize the boy he’s chasing from the “movies.”

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80’s Flashback

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, The Message, 1982. Gritty depictions of life in the ghetto were standard fare in the early days of hip hop (and continue less frequently today), but The Message, with its slowed beat and menacing Don’t push me, cuz I’m close to the edge refrain, earned the group its 2007 induction into the Rock and …

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80’s Flashback

J.J. Fad, Supersonic, 1988. This track made J.J. Fad the first female rap group to be nominated for a Grammy. Originally J.J. Fad stood for “Juana, Juanita, Fatima Ann Dania,” but after some member changes it was said to stand for “Just Jammin’ Fresh And Def.” Supersonic was a refreshing lighthearted tonic in the face of the nascent gangsta rap …

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Swine Flu Rap

New York-based Dr. John Clark is a finalist in the “US Department of Health & Human Services 2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest.” I guess “face” rhymes with “safe”, sort of.

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80’s Flashback

2 Live Crew, Me So Horny, 1989. Using the music of Mass Production’s 1979 hit Firecracker and a vocal sample from Full Metal Jacket, this track took the Miami-based rappers to the top of the charts, to jail, and eventually, to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that freedom of speech protected the group from charges of obscenity. The album …

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Gay Hip-Hoppers Pick Up The Mic

Pick Up The Mic, the documentary about LGBT rappers, comes out on DVD on June 23th. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and played at over 50 festivals around the world including SXSW, IFF Boston, Miami International Film Festival, Frameline and Outfest. The audio is the clip below is NSFW.

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Slow Your Roll

Purple Drank, every gangsta rapper’s favorite cough syrup-laden grape drink, is now on sale in NYC. Only without the actual cough syrup. Get ready to “slow your roll” New York; the mass-produced version of “Purple Drank” will hit shelves in Manhattan and the Bronx this week. According to Wikipedia, the homemade version of the beverage is “a recreational drug popular …

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Friendly Voices – Kanye West

“Open your fucking minds. Open your minds. Be accepting of different people and let people be who they are. You know how many people came to me calling me gay cause I wear my jeans the fresh way? Or because I said hey, dude, how you gonna say ‘fag’ right in front of a gay dude’s face and act like …

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Crack Attack

Flint, Michigan is cracking (heh) down on saggy pants. Flint residents now have to watch their butts because Police Chief David Dicks is on the lookout. Dicks, who took over the department last month on an interim basis, announced that his officers would start arresting people wearing saggy pants that expose skivvies, boxer shorts or bare bottoms. “Some people call …

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City Of Dallas: Hey, Pull Up Your Pants! What Are You, Some Kind Of Fag?

Via Towleroad comes the story of a new anti-saggy pants campaign by the city of Dallas that suggests that hip-hoppers who let their rear ends show are inviting other men to fuck them. And that’s a baaaad thing. The saggy-pants fashion got its start in prisons, where men are not allowed belts. Wearing your pants below your ass is supposed …

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